mother power ball any body use one?

Discussion in 'Detailing Topic' started by tims78camaro, Dec 15, 2009.


    JONESYFXR Veteran Member

    Oct 10, 2009
    +1 I personnally have used the powerball on Alcoa's for my fire company. I love them!!! Saves my fingers!!!

    I cheat tho......I apply Mother's mag and aluminum polish and then use the ball to do the dirty work. Then I remove any resdue with a clean towel. They come out great!!!
  2. pokey_159

    pokey_159 Veteran Member

    Nov 17, 2009
    St.Louis, MO
    i have the org. big red one and it works okay. i like to do it by hand instead on my rims
  3. Red 69

    Red 69 Member

    My aluminum wheels are in purdy good shape and I prefer to hand polish, the results are better. A buddy swears by it, but he needs to lean hard on it and the ball disintegrates quickly. It is my opinion they are overpriced for what you get.
  4. Huyzel

    Huyzel Member

    It works ok.. not the best results and the ball and cone degrades quickly. For the price it isnt worth it.
  5. bobpon

    bobpon Veteran Member

    Oct 16, 2006
    New Orleans,La.
    I got mine at Pep Boys, and was about the same price as at the local autorama show. I use it mostly to clean my motorcycle.
  6. 69rsx33

    69rsx33 New Member

    Dec 29, 2007
    I bought mine to polish my aluminum wheels. I was not impressed. I guess I was hoping to skip the good ole elbow grease step but there is nothing like that. So for best results using Mother's polish on polished aluminum wheels do it the old fashioned way.
  7. 70-camaro

    70-camaro Veteran Member

    Mar 25, 2010
    marietta ohio
    i use the ball with mothers on my polished aluminum wheels on my gmc it does a great job and saves a lot of time
  8. muscl car

    muscl car Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    works great on my wheels especially after i use corn starch powder
  9. speedfreak1000

    speedfreak1000 Veteran Member

    Feb 20, 2009
    Springfield, kentucky

    how do you use the corn starch on the wheels? i had ask about polishing wheels in a thread and someone said use corn starch, do you use it dry and rub it on or add water and make a paste?
  10. muscl car

    muscl car Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    basically cornstarch removes all excess metal/aluminum polish to give the rim a very nice deep shine and the corn starch acts like a polish itself making the rims shine brilliantly

    what i do is polish the rims like i would normally do using the powerball then when it looks like the metal/aluminum polish is removed sprinkle some cornstarch powder onto the rim and once again with the powerball work the powder into the rim

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